“If you are determined to become the best you can never compromise. Ever.”
That was the motto of Henning Hammarlund, the founder of Halda, back in 1887. It has also been our guiding star ever since we took upon the task of bringing back Halda into the future. The 21st century Halda concept carries his legacy forward in refusing to compromise on quality, functionality, style and innovation. And our driving force has been to develop a revolutionary concept with one uniting feature: enabling the watch to be transformed to befit all situations in a life with the highest of demands. That is why it is based on functional superiority.
The Halda Space Discovery is our first demonstration of this. It has been developed over years together with merited engineers, renowned watch makers and an astronaut. It was tested in the most extreme environments – space. And together with its combination of cutting-edge electronics and an unusually high beat mechanical movement we are proud to say that the watch is simply one of a kind.
After months of fine-tuning the first Halda Space Discovery was ready for delivery. Number 002 out of a limited series of 128, has now been delivered to Christer Fuglesang. Fuglesang has been part of the development of the watch by contributing with insights and list of demands for needs and requirements in outer space – as well as the execution of the final test in space during his NASA space mission on board space shuttle Discovery in 2009.
The delivery took place in Stockholm on February 17th at the Grand Hotel at a closed ceremony where Fuglesang also received a specially designed Flight Strap featuring his name and flag of home country Sweden.
This also starts the next journey for Halda. The Halda Space Discovery is actually just the beginning.
You are welcome to follow our journey at www.haldasweden.com
Mikael Sandström, CEO, Halda Watch Co.